It is interesting to me when I take a moment to observe my life- to step away from the day to day.
Family- The boys finished their first soccer class and turn 3 in April. Potty trained and singing the alphabet- things are going well. H is seeking out a supervisor role. We played in the pool today and the boys are blowing bubbles and jumping and splashing- very comfortable in the wet. They had their first massage today too. Wonderful amazing times.
Health- Our household had a miserable January of coughing and sickness. We are through it. My aches and pains are less, and my focus on meditation is coming back.
Work/ Self Development- I am trying new things. I am seeking out more work related training. Every day is busy and challenging.
MBA- OMP will start up again next week. Convocation in November. No time to waste.
Marathon Running/ Dietician- Meet next week with the dietician, and have started to train to train- build the routines and start getting that organized. Plan is to run the Edmonton and Kelowna marathons.
Massage/ Yoga/ Self care- these pieces are coming back, and the boys help me build the routine.
Vegan- Dietician will help, and routine at work will help.
I commented on how hard these last months have been, and the massage therapist said that one of these pieces is enough for some people. Some people that finished their MBA in my cohort were single, no children, no job, and no running obsession. It is ok that I missed the preferred finish date with my MBA, as there is no losses. The MBA is a beast, and I get another chance to finish it. There is time- all the time that there is. There is no pressure on me except the pressure that I put on myself.
With this OMP restarting, is also the goal of keeping this blog updated. I intend to write a book about this. Maybe I can help a few people with my book- help them take on all this and more- and be like an iceberg- moving through the storms with a lot going on below the surface. Slow, silent, majestic and moving. This blog is a reminder of what I want, and what I can help others with.
Many others have their story, and most others have their challenges. We see the top of the iceberg usually- we see their day to day- and not the underneath majority. In a way, we are all icebergs.
Dieter Wentzel, CPHR